I was wondering if Fukashima would effect Alaska's coast
I normally live in South East Alaska, but have been in Minnesota for the last few years. I am heading back there next spring and I have been watching
the news reports about all of the tsunami debris reaching the coast. I am a sports fisherman, but most of my friends up there are commercial
fishermen, and I worry about them. The Gulf of Alaska is going through what they call acidification, it is basically dying.
That is an
article from 2009, but it is only getting worse. Now Fukashima is added to the mix.
I used to beach comb a lot as a kid growing up in Alaska, and we would fairly regularly find Japanese glass balls used to float nets. I think if I saw
something like that now in the water, I would just leave it alone.
The water current from Japan carries right through southeast Alaska, and is part of what keeps it warm in the winter, I know these seals they are
talking about are a lot farther north than where I was, but I can't help but feel bad, because I know that water goes right through my hometown.
I hope they find these seals are just sick from something else other than radiation, the thought of my little world dying in a slow radiation cooker
just sickens my stomach.